The only item I picked up from MAC's Year of the Snake release was the Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl. I wish this was a bigger release (enter massive lament here) as the packaging was gorgeous, the images were beautiful- but instead Archie's Girls won the coin toss and got the big cake and banner.
So...Shell Pearl, here's the box. LOVE! Textured, embossed roiling snake on a black background. LOVE this!
Product info- large mirror filled compact, $30.00 10 g product weight.
Thar she is! It's a luminous peachy beige shade with hints of golden shimmer and embossed with a pretty lil' snake pattern.
Shell Pearl was a big hit when it was last released and also was the base shade for Betty's Flatter Me Pearlmatte beauty powder in Archie's Girls collection- weird, to see it doubled up....but I didn't want the hearts or the deeper blush to change the color, so I picked this single shade release. Yeah I liked the snake pattern too. :)
In cooler light you can see the beauty of this compact. The gold reminds me of a lighter version of Nars' Madly blush or a slightly gilded version of MAC's Blushbaby blush. This doesn't apply dark, very sheer and quite a bronzer/peach flush which could work as a highlight on darker tones and a light blush on fair skin like mine. You think you're going to get pink-brown but what you get is a pretty skin-but-better shade perfect for looking healthy and fresh.
Really happy I picked this up and although I wanted Aztec Brick eyeshadow and Cockney lipstick, I'm starting to see that perhaps having hauls from every collection is just silly. I figure with the way MAC repromotes, if I miss something it'll be back around. And to tell the truth hee hee....
Have a great day,